Sordid — and married

Posted on 11 Feb 2009 at 5:38pm
By Daniel A. Kusner Life+Style Editor

Jason Dottley says his hubby’s super-charged sex drive keeps the wedlock alive


DISCO BOY: Dottley’s new dance single drops in April. Brad Elterman/Buzz Foto

In 2008, Jason Dottley’s career blew up. As the lead heartthrob Ty Williamson in Logo’s "Sordid Lives: The Series," Dottley is also husband of the series’ famous creator-writer-director, Del Shores.

At first glance, they seem like a perfectly-matched gay couple. But there’s a slight difference: Dottley is 28, and Shores is 51. And in October, they got legally hitched in their home state, California.

Since "Sordid Lives" captures the wacky essence of white-trash Texans, fans in Dallas have been waiting to hear if Logo will roll out a second season. And it looks like we’ll have to wait some more …

But Dottley’s got other irons in the fire.

He’s about to launch his singing career with a disco single expected to drop in April. And this weekend, he’s celebrating Valentine’s Day by sharing hosting duties at The Rose Room with drag diva Cassie Nova on Saturday night. This week, Dallas Voice caught up with Dottley to find out how he’s going to spice up Feb. 14.

What’s in store for your Dallas gig? The Rose Room is my favorite drag bar. I love Cassie Nova’s wicked, sharp-tongue. I hope I can hold my own with Cassie.
    Who am I kidding? I can’t compete with Dallas’ drag queens!
    Beyond that, I think I’ll dish on some celebrities. And of course, give Del a big kiss onstage.

Will there be a "Sordid Lives: Season 2" soon? Soon? No. But keep the faith — all things are being worked out. Just not timed the way we’d like them to be. Know this, Del has a fabulous, kick-ass second season in store.

Did the state of California send y’all a notice that your marriage is kaput? Oh, God no! Until the courts decide on how to handle Prop 8, we are still legally married. Involuntary divorce — wouldn’t that be an interesting circumstance?

If you could start an official Gay Valentines Day tradition this year, what would it be? Do away with chocolate. And replace it with something a little more healthful — like edible underwear. Sugarless and non-fat, of course.

You and Del have a noticeable age gap. What’s one thing Del hates about your youth? And what’s one thing you love about being with a guy who’s over 50? I’d assume that Del doesn’t like my youthful arrogance — sometimes I think I know everything.

What I love about being with a more mature man is that he’s been through the rings of dating, the need to act out and the silly things we do in our youth that can be detrimental to relationships.

Also, Del’s a very strong man. He keeps me in check. He doesn’t let my ego get out of hand, or let my internal diva run rampant around the house.
Also, he’s great in bed with the libido of a 20 year old. What more does a marriage need?

VALENTINE ROSE
Jason Dottley serves as guest host at The Rose Room Theatre at S4, 911 Cedar Springs Rd. 
Feb. 14. • Showtimes start at 11 p.m. • Cover: $4, 9 p.m.-10 p.m.; free 10 p.m.-10:30 p.m.; after 10:30 p.m., $7. 214-526-7171



SETH COOPER SPINS INTO DALLAS



On Valentine’s Day, emerging Austin DJ Seth Cooper returns to Big D.
In July, he brought his tribal and house mixes to the Tin Room. This Saturday, he spins at Cupid’s Ball in Deep Ellum.

The summer of 2008 was his first big party gig — the after-hours party during Austin’s Labor Day "Splash" weekend.

On top of a high-energy mix, Cooper fuses a Latin influence. And lately, he’s started splicing mashups.

Seems like he’s an "anything goes" mixmaster. This week, Dallas Voice asked Cooper: What’s one example of something you probably played in 2008 that you would so never-ever perform in 2009? "That’s a hard question." Cooper said. "I think there is a time and place for almost every song and mix. Anything I played in 2008 would have consideration in being played this year — given the right circumstances."


— Daniel A. Kusner


Cupid’s Ball with DJ Seth Cooper at Excuses (formerly Club One), 3025 Main St. Feb 14, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Red attire encouraged. Advance tickets, $15, available at Zen Salon, 3910 Cedar Springs Rd. 214-219-1400. $20 at door. DJSethCooper.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 13, 2009.

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